The Big Shoebox Challenge

100,000 Gifts For Children In Need

We have a bold target – to reach an extra 100,000 children who are waiting to hear the Gospel, maybe for the first time. And we need you!

This Christmas, Samaritan’s Purse has launched The Big Shoebox Challenge to raise funds for 100,000 shoebox gifts for children in need. Every single shoebox gift represents one child waiting to hear the Gospel.

Through our Shoebox Online platform people can send a gift-filled shoebox to a child in need and share Good News and great joy. In just five minutes they can pack a shoebox full of fun toys and other gifts. Simply select which category to pack for, choose the items, add an encouraging note, and make the donation. We then pack and send the gifts to a child on their behalf. 

So, where do you come in?

As a key partner of Samaritan’s Purse your generosity could make this campaign an even-bigger-success, as we work together to reach 100,000 children, with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

For a limited time during the campaign, we want to offer a Generosity Multiplier to entice our wider audience to bless even more children as they donate their shoeboxes online. During that limited time, for every two shoebox gifts donated online, we will send an extra shoebox gift at no additional cost.

To make this possible, we are asking generous partners like you, who are passionate about sharing the Hope of Jesus with impoverished children, to donate the additional shoebox gifts by contributing to our ‘Generosity Multiplier Pot’.

We invite you to prayerfully consider coming alongside us this Christmas as we share Good News and great joy through The Big Shoebox Challenge.

Donate to our Big Shoebox Challenge ‘Generosity Multiplier’ Pot

Did you know that one in every four children who receives a shoebox gift from Samaritan’s Purse makes a decision for Christ? The Big Shoebox Challenge is an amazing opportunity that could potentially see 25,000 children’s lives changed forever… and we want you to be part of it!

Donate one shoebox gift for £20 and triple it through our Generosity Multiplier! For every shoebox gift you donate, we can use it to encourage another two gifts from our wider audience. So, a £500 donation from you would bless 25 children, but with our Generosity Multiplier, it could bless 75 children!

How many children can you bless today?

Partner With Us On The Big Shoebox Challenge

Please note: All donations for our Generosity Multiplier pot must be received before Thursday 30th November 2023.


But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26, ESV


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The Big Shoebox Challenge: Generosity Multiplier Pot

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